Kevin Hart: What Now?

Rated 3.0

Hart’s August 30, 2015, comedy concert before an audience of 53,000 in his home town of Philadelphia forms the bulk of this movie. Hart is usually more effective in smaller doses than this, and his raunchy, profanity-riddled humor is not for the prudish or easily offended; at least one member of his audience is seen shaking her head in unsmiling dismay and looking like she wishes she were anywhere else but here. But there’s no getting around the fact that he’s pretty damn funny. Even better than the concert footage is a framing prologue and epilogue (written by Hart and Brian Buccelatto, directed by Tim Story) in the form of a hilarious spoof of James Bond pictures—in which Hart is marvelously abetted by Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Ed Helms and David Meunier. Now that’s the movie I really wanted to see! J.L.